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June 2, 2022
In the never-ending game of bigger fish eating smaller ones, Broadcom recently announced its intention to acquire VMware for US$61 billion in one of the largest tech deals of all time. You may be familiar with Broadcom as a chip manufacturer, but the company is tripling down on its commitment to the software business. This shift in focus began in a major way with its 2018 acquisition of CA...
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May 31, 2022
I recently wrote about the importance of having defined project roles and responsibilities for core system transformations—one of the most time-intensive, costly, and important initiatives an insurer can undertake. After selecting the system itself, carriers should ensure that key project roles and responsibilities are assigned. Strong project management and executive buy-in are crucial for a...
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May 30, 2022
2009年にビットコインが誕生して以来、暗号資産(Cryptocurrencies/仮想通貨/クリプト)に対する評価は様々でしたが、13年を経た現在、オンライン・コミュニティの一決済手段から、機関投資家も注目するアセット・クラスへと成長を遂げています。そのような変化を受け、2022年3月米国では、バイデン大統領が「暗号資産に関する大統領令」を発表、各種レギュレーションの検討やガイドラインの整備が始まろうとしています。暗号資産に関する昨今の動きをまとめてみました。 ■ 暗号資産に関する大統領令 2022年3月バイデン大統領が署名/発布された大統領令は、大統領が政府各省庁に対して、暗号資産市場全体を俯瞰しながら様々な課題を精査し、必要ならばレギュレーションの検討やガイドラインを整備するよう指示している。主要な課題は以下のとおり: (1)レギュレーションの整備(...
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May 26, 2022
User friction: It is such a complicated topic. If it’s done well, you can appreciate it, or at least accept it, because it’s protecting you and your financial interests. If not done well, it’s nearly universally hated. Striking that balance, while very doable, seems to be difficult for some financial institutions. I ran into an institution recently which provided a perfect example of what NOT to...
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May 25, 2022
How did you get into insurance? I was a car salesman for about a decade, and some of my buddies were working in insurance. I had to find someone new every day, and here they were telling me that they were getting residuals. I started selling life insurance on the side, and once that built up, I left the auto industry and went fully into insurance. To be honest, I didn’t know much about...
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May 24, 2022
The financial industry has achieved great progress in building analytics capabilities, such as predictive and artificial intelligence models, that support increased efficiency in key functions (e.g., information security and compliance). At the same time, most chief information officers (CIOs) and chief technology officers (CTOs) responding to Aite-Novarica Group’s data strategy study indicate...
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May 23, 2022
Fighting financial crime always feels like an uphill battle. Fraudsters, money launderers, and terrorists never stand still. They evolve, constantly seeking new ways to commit their crimes. Digital acceleration, growing adoption of faster payments, and increasing consumer expectations for friction-free experiences have all expanded the wealth of opportunities for exploitation. For financial...
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May 19, 2022
Aite-Novarica Group’s Insurance practice recently facilitated a Special Interest Group meeting focused on group and voluntary benefits. Our Special Interest Groups are confidential knowledge-sharing meetings tailored to specific lines of business where our team shares recent research and participants discuss industry trends. This latest session focused on issues carriers in this highly...
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May 17, 2022
How did you get into insurance? When I left high school, I started out doing manual labor type jobs. I wanted something less physical, so I found a job near my home with an insurance company. They focused on casualty coverage, and it was just perfect for me; it turned out I really liked the job! From there, I moved to American Family Insurance, and I fell in love with it the first month I was...
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May 16, 2022
Cryptocurrency has hit a crisis point unusual in its short but bright history. Rather than listening to tech evangelists' opinions on the matter, banks need to look at the fundamentals. While price bubbles and market corrections have happened many times since bitcoin launched in 2009, this latest pricing drop—triggered by the unpegging of the Tether and Terra stablecoins—suggests that the...
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